Day’s End and Holiday Watch

Tomorrow is the Independence Day Federal Holiday, so we’ll be on a Major Holiday Mini-Blogging Schedule. Hope most of you have the day off. After commemorating the imaginary revolutions of the 1960s, it’s appropriate to honor the real one in 1776.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Andy Rotherham has a good overview of the stakes in the upcoming Supreme Court case involving public sector unions and “agency fees.”

* At the Prospect, Art Goldhammer looks at the challenges Europe will face even if it gets past the current crisis with Greece.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman examines the latest modest surge in Democratic Party self-identification.

* At College Guide, Nichole Dobo explains an Ohio experiment in testing innovative classroom designs.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo interviews former education reporter Melissa Bailey about what she learned on that beat.

And in non-political news:

* In addition to the stormy weather over Greece, Europe suffering from record-setting heat wave.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with the most recent song I can remember using the term “the Movement” in the lefty 1960s sense: “Waiting For a Change,” a 1980 tune by the fine D.C.-area new wave band Four Out of Five Doctors. They’re presumably still waiting.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.